1. The world aligned against Israel:
"Indonesia: Thousands attend anti-Israeli rally"
2. Russian involvement in the Middle-East:
"Quartet host Russia: A new broker for Israel peace?"
First the quotes:
As the Middle East Quartet met in Moscow today amid high US-Israel tensions, some see an opportunity for host Russia to return as a key player in Israel peace talks with the Palestinians.
...experts say that Moscow and Washington appear to be increasingly on the same page about the way forward in managing the long-running conflict, and the present situation offers a fresh opportunity to work together toward a common goal.
Mr. Kremeniuk says that Moscow has noted that the Obama administration appears to be edging away from Bush-era uncritical support for Israel, toward a view that sees US interests better served by a Middle East settlement that will satisfy Palestinian aspirations, even if it involves twisting Israel's arm more than in the past.
There are several ominous statements from this article. First, we see that Russia, like the EU is now a "key player" in Israeli affairs. What is wrong with this? Well, for starters, we know from Ezekiel 38-39 that Russia will be involved in a massive invasion of Israel. (we have the advantage of biblical prophecy, which lets us know such information). One would assume that Russia (like the EU) does NOT have Israel's best interests in mind. Talk about the "fox guarding the henhouse" - this is a perfect example.
Secondly, and perhaps more ominously, we see that the U.S. is aligning with Russia. Again, more evidence that the Obama administration is no friend of Israel - not a surprising development to those who have been watching this administration with a keen eye on prophecy.
This article just presents yet more information relating to the well-known concept that the entire world will be aligned against Israel.
Last but not least, we see another article devoted to the Iran-Israel situation:
"Bomb Iran or Let Them Get the Bomb?"
The chattering class is starting to say Iran’s nuclear program can’t be stopped, but might be contained. They argue that even if Iran gets nuclear weapons, they probably wouldn’t use them.
Try telling one that to Israel – you know the line that says even if the Holocaust-denying, Armageddon-threatening Iranian president has his finger on the button he won’t press it. The Israelis understand the odds, but it’s the stakes they don’t like.
The Obama administration’s allies have floated a trial balloon by declaring that we can deter Iran but extending a defense “umbrella” over the region. They argue that nuclear deterrence kept the peace between the U.S. and Soviet Union during the Cold War, so why wouldn’t it keep the peace with in a nuclear Middle East?
The problem with this argument is that it ignores the obvious – that deterrence, or mutually assured destruction (MAD) kept the peace between the U.S. and Soviet Union because each side knew if it launched a first strike, the other side would survive to launch a second strike.
But nuclear deterrence doesn’t solve Israel’s problem. It would be cold comfort to Israel if the U.S. promises to attack Iran after Iran nuked -- and vaporized -- Israel.
This article says it all:
"It would be cold comfort to Israel if the U.S. promises to attack Iran after Iran nuked -- and vaporized -- Israel"
Fortunately we know that Israel will not be destroyed. God will intervene when things look the bleakest - when Israel has no where else to turn - when they are in their most desperate moments - God will show up, and God will show up in a BIG way.
That moment seems to be drawing near - and God's intervention is a promise from God Himself and it is one of the most clear, unambiguous prophecies that we have:
"I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord." (Ezekiel 38:23)
and if there was any remaining doubt about this prophecy:
"I will make known my holy name among my people Israel...and the nations will know that I the Lord am the Holy One in Israel. It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign Lord. This is the day I have spoken of." (Ezekiel 39:7-8)
There is absolutely no doubt that these epic events will take place. The only question is "when"?
Based upon recent events in the region, the answer seems to be "soon".